Fun Fairways: Golfing in Butte County
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Tee up for a day on the greens in Butte County. With temperate weather year-round, it’s always a good day to putt around on one of the many beautiful courses in the area.

The active golfing community supports four 18-hole facilities as well as several 9-hole courses and ranges. Visitors to the area who are members of another private country club can access the private Canyon Oaks Country Club and Butte Creek Country Club for reciprocal play opportunities. Canyon Oaks features a Jim Summers-designed championship layout with deep roughs, numerous elevation changes, and sparkling water features for a beautiful and challenging experience, while Butte Creek boasts an oak tree-lined course, full-grass driving range, the largest short-game facility in the area, and a putting green.

Don’t worry if you’re not a private club member, though—there are plenty of public play opportunities! In Chico, you can golf on tree-lined greens with deer, geese, turkey, and other wildlife at Bidwell Park Golf Course for a more “wild” golf experience. In Oroville, Table Mountain Golf Course is a flat, easy-to-walk course with fast greens and wide fairways, perfect for new and casual golfers.

Those looking for shorter outings will enjoy a 9-hole course overlooking the lake at Lake Oroville Golf and Event Center, while the Practice Tee at Sunset Hills is a fun location for newer golfers, including the kiddos, to practice their long- and short-game. And for a quick round before heading out for the day’s activities, check out the 6-hole Skyway Golf Park.

From those who swing the irons daily to the weekend warriors, there’s a course for every player in Butte County.

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